ELLSWORTH– The Ellsworth Garden Club and Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center partnered for a good cause on Saturday morning.
“The Beth Wright Cancer Center is one of our many interests, one of the areas we support.” said Mary Blackstone, a member of the Ellsworth Garden Club. “Partly because we have a club member, Stacey Giancarlo, who is a survivor of breast cancer.”
The center holds an annual ‘Walk for Life’ in Addison each year, but they wanted to reach more people.
That’s when the Ellsworth Garden Club invited them to hold a walk in Ellsworth at the same time as the Pink Tulip Festival.
The walk raises money for the center, which provides resources to cancer patients at no charge.
“We can help with patient navigation. We can help with transportation funds. We can help with food.” said Janet Stanley, who is on the center’s board of directors. “There are a lot of things we can help with and I just don’t think people are aware of that.”
Stacey Giancarlo, the founder of the Pink Tulip Festival and a breast cancer survivor, said the center played an important role during her battle with cancer.
“Their strength actually pulled me through my battle with cancer.” she said. “I had people coming up to me offering to help make meals. One office in Southwest Harbor even closed his office, paid his employees, stacked the wood, bought the wood, because that’s how I heated then.”
If you want to donate or volunteer at the center, more information is available on their website.